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Go with Growth: Grow with Groves

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.


Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Groves is approximately 16,523(1998), 16144 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,576 (1990), 6385 (2010).
The amount of land area in Groves is 13.5 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.019 sq kilometers.
The distance from Groves to Washington DC is 1183 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 236 miles. (as the crow flies)
Groves is positioned 29.94 degrees north of the equator and 93.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Groves elevation is 0 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Pecan Tree.
Groves average annual rainfall is 52.7 inches per year
Groves average annual snowfall is 0 inches per year.
Groves average temperature is 69 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 51 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.


North of Port Arthur and eleven miles southeast of Beaumont.
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History & History Related Items

Groves was founded in 1916 by the Griffing Brothers from Port Arthur. It was originally part of a track platted by John Warne Gates several years before. The track was first called Pecan Grove, but the name was shortened to "the Groves" by 1921 when it was taken over by the Port Arthur Land and Development Company. It was incorporated in 1952. The city had a difficult time during the economic troubles of the early 1980's due to the fall of oil prices at the time.

Here is a history page for Groves.

The community of Groves, Texas and its role in the growth of Jefferson County Texas is featured in a series of publications entitled Southeast Texas Reflections by Michael Cate. These journals include local biographies by area historians, historic photo essays, industry, education and much more. Visit the Publications and Bookshelf link at
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5 Ball Fields
Community Theater
Water Sports
Lake Sabine Beach
Tennis Courts
Annual Texas Pecan Festival held each September
Port Neches-Groves High School
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Groves City Government

City of Groves
Groves Municipal Building
3947 Lincoln Avenue
P O Box 846
Groves, TX 77619

Groves has a City Council/City Manager form of Government. There is a mayor and four city councilpersons.

Groves Chamber

Groves, TX. Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Center
4399 Main Ave.
Groves, TX 77619
Phone: 409-962-3631
Toll-free: 800-876-3631

Groves Organizations

Groves, TX. Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Center
4399 Main Ave.
Groves, TX 77619
Phone: 409-962-3631
Toll-free: 800-876-3631 Groves


The population of Groves was:
1950 - 1,300
1960 - 17,304
1985 - 17,000+
1990 - 16,513
1998 - 16,523

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